Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

  • Peer Assessment Program Assists Health Departments in Modernizing Agencies’ Infrastructure

    The Public Health Infrastructure Grant (PHIG) features foundational capabilities as one of its three core strategy areas. Health department staff funded by PHIG and otherwise are embarking on administrative and organizational improvements in the areas of hiring timeliness, organizational culture, communications, procurement and contracting improvements, and workforce development. These topic areas are fundamental functions of […]

  • Towards Equitable Program Evaluation: Lessons from NNPHI’s Vaccine Equity Project

    The development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines marked a pivotal moment in the US’s fight against the pandemic. As states rushed to secure vaccines for their populations, the issue of vaccine equity quickly emerged as a critical concern. Vaccine equity refers to the fair and equitable distribution of vaccines to all people. COVID-19 disproportionately affected […]

  • Practical Tools for Advancing Equity

    Equity work is crucial for ensuring everyone can reach their full health potential, especially for groups who have been the most excluded and unrepresented. However, many public health professionals have been unsure how to implement practical practices in day-to-day work. In 2014, 2017, and 2021, the de Beaumont Foundation and the Association of State and […]

  • Data-Driven Strategies for Addressing Health Inequities: A Deep Dive into Mississippi Delta’s Heart

    Dr. Sai Kurmana shared his data-driven approach to addressing health inequalities in the Mississippi Delta in this breakout session at NNPHI’s Open Forum Next Generation conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Epidemiologist by training, Dr. Kurmana focusses on non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, strokes, and cancers. He is currently the Director for Health Surveillance and […]

  • Senior Program Manager, Evidence to Action

    Overview: The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is an active network comprised of over forty-member public health institutes located throughout all ten Health and Human Services regions. NNPHI also serves as the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT) and hosts an affiliate network of ten Regional Public Health Training Centers (Regional […]

  • A STEP FORWARD: ANTI-RACIST TRAINING IN PUBLIC HEALTH

    Racism was deemed a public health emergency in 2020, emphasizing the urgent need to advance inclusion, equity, and diversity. Public health practitioners are essential in fighting against bias, discrimination, and microaggressions in the workplace. The self-paced training, “How to be Anti-Racist in the Everyday Practice of Public Health, is designed to equip public health professionals […]

  • Program Manager, NCCPHT 

    Overview: The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is the official organization representing over 40 public health institutes in more than 30 states spanning all ten Department of Health and Human Services regions. Public health institutes are nonprofit organizations that improve the public’s health by fostering innovation, leveraging resources, and building partnerships across sectors, […]

  • Intern, National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training

    Overview: The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is an active network comprised of over forty-member public health institutes located throughout all ten Health and Human Services regions. NNPHI also serves as the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT) and hosts an affiliate network of ten Regional Public Health Training Centers (Regional […]

  • Program Associate, Convenings and Communication

    Overview: The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is the official organization representing over 40 public health institutes in more than 30 states spanning all ten Department of Health and Human Services regions. Public health institutes are nonprofit organizations that improve the public’s health by fostering innovation, leveraging resources, and building partnerships across sectors, […]

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